What is Sandplay therapy?

Authored by: Barbara A. Turner

The Routledge International Handbook of Sandplay Therapy

Print publication date:  January  2017
Online publication date:  February  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138101692
eBook ISBN: 9781315656748
Adobe ISBN: 9781317325970


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Sandplay therapy is a therapeutic method developed to provide a means of helping children with mental suffering. It is a non-verbal play therapy that intentionally creates a space for the unconscious to manifest. Although originally developed as a way to do Jungian analysis with children, Sandplay is now used with adult clients as well. The Sandplay method consists of the psychotherapy client’s creation of a three-dimensional picture using miniature figures in a tray of sand. This is done in the protective presence of a well-trained therapist.

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